Just one before 2017 ends, I signed up for a gym membership – hurray me 😉
I’m not new with gyms.
I know how they work.
I know that it’s going to be tough the first few months.
I know you I will lack motivation after the first few months.
And I’m well aware that at one point you are not going to lose weight so easily anymore.
Still I had to listen to this information when I told them I don’t want to be accompanied by a trainer.
About 6 years ago I went to gym every single day for about 3 years straight.
I did the same work out everyday: one hour on the cross step.
Friends, family and colleagues told that there was point in doing only that.
I wasn’t going to get any fitter or lose weight if I didn’t combine it with strength training.
Unfortunately, nobody was ever interested why I was going to the gym.
I DIDN’T strive for a certain body image.
The gym was my safe heaven, the only place where I could loudly listen to the music that was totally not cool, but making me happy.
Where nobody would say “You should wear make up” or “you should put on some perfume”.
Where nobody would say anything how non-stylish my clothes are.
The gym was the only place where I wasn’t judged or noticed.
Everyone focuses on their own personal goals.
Some wan to lose weight, or gain muscles.
Some go because they have too much energy.
For some it helps with their mental health.
If you are afraid of going to the gym because you think you might get laughed at, NOT at all.
On the contrary even.
People who work out also started for a reason. They know how hard it is.
In my experience, they will either let you do your own thing or they will be very stimulating with every little success.
That’s why I why decided to join the gym again.
I will be on my same old cross step listening to my music and enjoying the fact that this might be the only place where I will never get judged.
Even though it’s not my main goal, at the same time I am happy though, that I will get fitter and lose some weight too 😉
Why do you go to the gym?
Or what is your reason not to go?